Cartoon: October 8, 2015

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Scholarships, Drain Repair for Zeon Town

first_imgThe residents of Zeon Town in the ELWA community recently received a visit from Gospel music artist turned politician Kanvee Gains Adams, who told residents she was stepping out of her comfort zone “to meet my people for whom I have been singing all through the years.” She said people with good fortune, including herself, should abandon selfishness and contribute positively to the lives of the underprivileged masses that “need a fair share of life’s benefits but cannot have access to them due to injustice.”The founder and CEO of Kanvee Adams International Ministries established in Liberia and the United States, she has won many awards including Best Gospel Female Artist. Adams has served the Liberian Gospel Musicians Association (LAGMA) as its National Coordinator. She travels extensively around the World on Gospel Musical concerts. Some of her music is in Mandingo, while most are in English. “I can’t keep watching the people in the slum communities languish for the good things they equally deserve that some of us who say we are statesmen and stateswomen have access to,” the popular singer told Zeon Town residents during her visit. Adams recently announced her intention to contest in the 2017 elections as a candidate for District #6 in the National Legislature.Adams gave one year scholarships to two children who needed support with their school fees due to their parents’ financial limitations. The scholarships were awarded to Elvis Wondan Jr., grade one, and Sando Yarbo, kindergarten, both of whom attend the Boulico School of Christ in the ELWA community.Mr. Elvis Wondan, father of Elvis Jr., thanked Mrs. Adams for her kind support to children’s education.Adams also broke ground for the reconstruction of a drain, which has repeatedly caused damage to the homes of Zeon Town residents over several rainy seasons.She presented to the community chairman, Mr. David Brown, several shovels, two 25kg bags of rice and L$12,000 for the young men in the community to clean out the drain. Adams promised to return with other support such as cement in order to properly divert the overflow of water through the drain away from the homes.“This is our way of identifying with you,” she said adding, “During the rainy season we are aware of the many sicknesses that come due to waste and contaminated water flowing through the neighborhoods. Mosquitoes take advantage of poor sanitation and transmit malaria to children and adults alike. We don’t want people to keep falling sick due to the poor drainage system.”Adams maintained that the essence of her community initiatives is not political. “One thing I can tell you is that the motive behind my goodwill is not just tied to politics. I have the passion to serve selflessly and it is that passion that is driving me to serve you at the level of the National Legislature. You need to experience the fair benefits of your constitutional rights to good and affordable health care delivery system; sound, quality and affordable education for your children and yourselves; and many other good things of life,” she told the residents.She promised to extend her community development initiatives to the other 54 communities of District #6 and interact with the people whom she hopes to represent in the National Legislature.Receiving the items, Mr. Brown commended Ms. Adams on behalf of the residents and promised to mobilize men to begin the cleanup and reconstruction of the drain.When asked whether he will solicit the votes of Zeon Town residents for Mrs. Adams in the 2017 elections, Brown said his primary objective is to campaign for a good leader who will contribute to the transformation of people’s lives.“I wouldn’t mind campaigning for her if she is the most prepared candidate to bring us the needed change,” he said.Mrs. Adams also visited the motorcyclists at their parking lot and promised to pay school fees for some of them. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Rosberg refusing to get ‘overly excited’

first_imgTaking the lead off Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, he raced to the chequered flag to take the 25 points and the early lead in the championship fight.And although his victory brought his winning streak up to four, Rosberg says his late 2015 triumphs don’t count as it is a new season and everyone starts from scratch.“I always go back and try to look into things to see if there is anything I can pick out, but this season was starting from scratch for everybody, so I don’t think about the previous season at all,” Rosberg told F1i.com.“It was the first race of the season, win it, great, there’s a long way to go so I’m not going overly excited because there are 21 races and 20 to go, so early days.”As for the championship, Rosberg concedes that just one race in, it is far too early to be thinking about that.“I don’t think about [the championship] in that sense,” he said.“I’m happy to beat everybody and I enjoy the battle with Lewis and the Ferraris and I’m looking forward to the next races for exactly that battle.“It’s going to be good I’m sure and I’m going to try to come out on top.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Rosberg.PHOTO/FILEBERLIN, March 28 – Nico Rosberg’s Australian GP victory means it is four on the trot for the German, however, he says he’s not counting last year’s hat-trick or thinking about the title.Despite losing out to Lewis Hamilton in Saturday’s qualifying in Melbourne, it was Rosberg who seized the advantage on the Sunday afternoon.last_img read more

Arsenal to lose Mertesacker for five months?

first_imgSky Sports, though, reports that he could be out for up to five months and “Arsenal are yet to confirm the news but we understand an announcement will be made in the next 48 hours”.Calum Chambers and Rob Holding, who recently joined from Bolton, are the only fit centre-backs on tour as Gabriel is out with tonsillitis while Laurent Koscielny has been given an extended break.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker believes their title rivals may have the upper hand this coming season after strengthening during the current transfer window.LONDON, United Kingdom, July 26 – Arsenal’s injury crisis jinx looks like it has struck before the new season has even started with a report claiming Per Mertesacker could be out for up to five months.The German international picked up a knee injury during the Gunners’ friendly against Lens last week and was omitted from the squad for the pre-season tour to the United States.last_img read more

Kalmar construction looking for exemption from paving private access road

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Kim Henry, Garth Grubisich, Brian Elliot and others went before Council yesterday to say why they believe they should be exempt from paving a private access road.Kim Henry says they want the City to revisit the current regulations.“We’re here to ask the City to revisit the requirements with regards to paving and this application.”Henry goes on to say that they are making sure the building is up to date with City requirements and the road is a private road and will never be maintained by the City.- Advertisement -When a permit was being sought after, they were notified that they would have to pave the 1 km private access road.Kalmar Construction says for the most part, the City paving requirements are for City streets and that the road they do not want to pave, is private.Advertisement Council has asked staff to come up with pros and cons and more information on what it would exactly look like if changes were to be made. They would like Council to review the application. They say the road will be able to handle heavy traffic because it is already built to do so.Council had concerns that the gravel road would spread a lot of dust. Kalmar Construction says there are ways to control the dust and would take precautions to protect against it.The City says there are a few reasons paving is required. One is because of the dust concerns and also the roads need to be paved for emergency responders to respond safely.The City also says that they can’t do it as a one off for this situation. They would have to make provisions to the Bylaw that is currently in place. City also says that if Council is in favour of looking at making changes to the Bylaw, they would have to have City Staff come back with a report.Advertisementlast_img read more

Raphoe overcome Lagan in U16 Shield decider

first_imgIn a lively game on the Astro in the Letterkenny Community Centre Raphoe Town ran out winners of the U16 Shield.Lagan Harps 0-5 Raphoe TownAfter a tightly fought first half with both keepers Tianna Hannigan and Amy Doherty called into action, Gabrielle O Donnell and Emma Gribben had good chances for Lagan. Codie Walsh bagged the only goal of the half just on the stroke of half time.Shortly after the re-start a mix-up in the Lagan defence left Walsh in again to shoot from close range.Amy Quigley and Rebecca McColgan extended the lead for Raphoe with Walsh getting her hat trick late in the game.Everyone wishes Niamh Sweeney and Mia Devenney a speedy recovery. Raphoe overcome Lagan in U16 Shield decider was last modified: September 11th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Why Holocaust Remembrance STILL Matters

first_imgSo what does this have to do with Human Resources?  Of course, one connection to Holocaust Remembrance Day is the “human” in human resources.  But it is more than just that. This is also a great topic for a diversity and inclusion program.  The diversity in experience but the universal message that includes all:  we cannot tolerate intolerance against any faith, race, ethnicity, etc. The United States Congress created the Days of Remembrance as our nation’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust.  This year, Holocaust Remembrance Days (Yom HaShoah) is today, Wednesday May 4, 2016.  http://www.ushmm.org/remember/days-of-remembrance Today, I share with you links to some of their stories: https://www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/righteous/stories/. Please read about these heroes.  Their stores are beyond inspiring. And, of course, there were the millions of American and other service men and women who lost their lives in fighting Hitler’s machine.  They, too, cannot be forgotten.  Shalom (Peace) to all. One way to do so is simply to post on your Intranet a remembrance statement.  You can find words and images all over the Internet. Follow me on Twitter at:  @Jonathan_HR_Law This is not a day or week in which we celebrate the achievement or contribution of any group or people.  In remembering the Shoah in our workplaces, we are reminded of how important it is that we brook no hate.  It is also a time to recognize those employees whose lives were affected and shaped by this horrific period in history.center_img I share this link to one story of their bravery.  You can find so many more by  using Google. During the Holocaust, more than 11 million human beings were systemically murdered.  That includes 6 million Jews, 2/3 of the European Jewish community at that time.  That percentage still boggles my mind.  In my family, the percentage was much higher.  But the numbers would have been even worse were it not for the countless “righteous gentiles.”  The term “righteous gentiles” is used to refer to those who are not Jewish and who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust.  They are specifically honored in Israel and throughout the world. As Jews, we often say “Never Again.”  And, when we say that, we mean to anyone–at any time–anywhere. On a personal note, I thank the Polish Church that hid my great aunt at their peril. Today, her daughter is one of my closest friends. And, of course, every day, we must do our best to make sure that hate has no place in our workplaces.  A strong policy is not enough. When it comes to hate-based harassment, if you are in human resources or a manager, there is no such thing as a “passive by-stander.” To ignore is to condone. This blog is not legal advice, should not be construed as applying to specific factual situations or as establishing an attorney-client relationship.last_img read more

Open Source: Court Upholds OS License

first_imgA recent court ruling upholds Open Source licensing and the ability of license holders to control how code is modified and distributed. The ruling is the result of the lawsuit Jacobsen versus Katzer. In that case the company Kamind Associates stripped the copyright notices from an Open Source application and bundled parts of the software as their own.The Open Source software was a Java software program called JMRI written by Robert Jacobsen for controlling model railroads. The ruling wasfrom a Federal Court of Appeals and overruled a lower court ruling that found that the redistribution of the code was a breach of contract but not a copyright infringement.The federal court case to overturn the earlier lower court ruling was argued by lawyers from Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society. Their argument focused on the extent that Open Source licenses have become commonplace and that millions of individuals and institutions have adopted this method of licensing and the extent of the public benefits of Open Source license copyrights. The court found that “there are substantial benefits, including economic benefits, to the creation and distribution of copyrighted works under public licenses that range far beyond traditional license royalties.”The ruling was good news to software authors releasing their code as Open Source. But the ruling should also be a wakeup for users and adopters of Open Source code. People need to fully recognize that while Open Source software can be freely downloaded, care needs to be taken when that Open Source code is redistributed or incorporated into another code base. It is important to fully understand the fine print of the Open Source licenses of software being reused.last_img read more

Swine Flu Strikes Hog Farm in Argentina

first_imgThe A(H1N1) swine flu virus has struck a pig farm in Buenos Aires province in Argentina—the second known instance of the pandemic virus infecting pigs. The outbreak was announced in a statement by Argentina’s food safety agency SENASA on Wednesday; yesterday, Dow Jones Newswires reported that at least five animals have tested positive for the virus so far. It’s not clear where the virus came from, but  “we have a very strong hypothesis” that the pigs were infected by a human, SENASA Director Jorge Amaya said in a television interview, since no pigs had been introduced to the farm for at least 60 days. The number of reported human cases in Argentina is rising rapidly, and now stands at 1391, with 22 deaths. The only previously known case of swine infection with the new A(H1N1) occurred at a farm in Alberta, Canada; how the pigs caught the virus is still unclear. Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

Spence dominates Peterson to retain IBF welterweight title

first_imgNEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 20: Errol Spence punches Lamont Peterson during their IBF Welterweight title fight at the Barclays Center on January 20, 2018 in New York City. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFPErrol Spence battered Lamont Peterson on the way to an eighth-round technical knockout on Saturday to retain his International Boxing Federation welterweight world title.Spence strengthened his reputation as one of the best of boxing’s rising stars, scoring his 10th straight win inside the distance as he improved to 23-0 with 20 knockouts.ADVERTISEMENT Spence, making his first defence of the title he seized from Britain’s Kell Brook in May, dominated from the opening bell at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, pummelling Peterson with combinations to the head and body.He sent former two-time world champion Peterson to the canvas in the fifth round with a combination that included a left hook to the head.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingBoth of Peterson’s eyes were swelling shut by the seventh round, and as the bell sounded to start the eighth Peterson’s trainer Barry Hunter called for it to be stopped by referee Harvey Dock.Dock waved the fight off at one second into the eighth round. SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais “I want to thank Lamont Peterson,” Spence said. “A lot of guys did turn down the fight and he took it, like a real warrior. I commend him for that.”While Spence has been tipped as a future pound-for-pound king, he says he’s got plenty of room for improvement.“I still can improve a lot on my defence,” he said. “I just have to keep perfecting my skills and keep progressing. You’re going to see a better Errol Spence next time I get in the ring.”Spence is hoping to showcase his improved skills against Keith Thurman, holder of two welterweight belts who has been sidelined since out-pointing Danny Garcia last March because of elbow surgery.“Everybody knows I’ve been waiting on ‘Sometimes’ Thurman,” Spence said, a poke at Thurman’s “One Time” nickname. “Since I was 15-0 I’ve been calling this guy out and he keeps making excuses. Let’s get it on.”ADVERTISEMENT Lady Altas win third straight, dumps Lady Bombers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power gridcenter_img BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims LATEST STORIES Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte On the undercard, IBF lightweight world champion Robert Easter Jr. remained unbeaten with a split-decision victory over Javier Fortuna.Easter’s title wasn’t at stake after Fortuna failed to make weight on Friday. But Dominican southpaw Fortuna made things awkward for the 26-year-old champion with his counter-punching style.Easter was largely unable to use his superior height and reach, but the point deducted from Fortuna early in the bout for repeated blows to the back of Easter’s head proved costly.One ringside judge scored it 114-113 to Easter, another saw it 114-113 for Fortuna and a third made it 115-112 for Easter — who heard a few boos as the results were read out.“The fans are booing because I didn’t get the knockout,” said Easter, who improved to 21-0 with 14 knockouts while Fortuna fell to 33-2 with one drawn and 23 knockouts.“It was tough,” Easter said. “He was sitting back, trying to counter-punch. He really wasn’t throwing nothing. That made it difficult for me to keep chasing this guy around.“But we got the ‘W’. That’s all that matters.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more